National Cinema Day returns on Sat 2nd Sept, Tipperary cinemas offer €4 tickets all day

On Saturday, 2nd of September, cinemas across the Republic of Ireland will celebrate National Cinema Day with admission tickets at participating Tipperary cinemas reduced to just €4 (RSP) including Premium seats, screens and 3D screenings.  The 2023 initiative is supported by Screen Ireland. Last year’s National Cinema Day was a huge success in Ireland, with over 200,000 admissions for that […]

Survey reveals nearly 40% of respondents who are blind or vision impaired have been injured by footpath obstacles as Clear Our Paths campaign launches

A new survey conducted among NCBI service users has revealed that approximately 40% of respondents, who are blind or vision impaired, have been injured because of unexpected obstacles or hazards on our footpaths. The survey results come as NCBI today launches its annual Clear Our Paths campaign. Of the 104 respondents to the survey, 40 […]

Tozi is a new app aimed at creating a safer more positive online space for young people

Developed by the Vodafone Ireland Foundation in partnership with Dublin City University (DCU) Anti-Bullying Centre and Childline by ISPCC, 45% of teenagers witnessed mistreatment online and 1 in 10 children have experienced cyberbullying New free app aims to educate and support young people with Childline Live Help feature built-in   Dublin: Tozi is a new […]

Ireland generated 1.2 million tonnes of packaging waste in 2021 – EPA calls for measures to urgently tackle packaging waste

Ireland generated 1.2 million tonnes of packaging waste in 2021. Ireland is continuing to achieve high levels of recycling for glass (84 percent) and paper/cardboard (73 percent). Plastics present a serious challenge. Only 28 percent of plastic packaging waste was recycled in 2021, a long way off the 2025 EU target of 50 percent. The […]

Just 82 dog fouling fines handed out in 2022 as blind or vision impaired community calls on dog owners to clean up and Clear Our Paths

Data gathered by NCBI as part of our Clear Our Paths campaign shows that just 82 dog fouling fines were handed out by local councils over the course of 2022. Information, provided by the local councils at the request of NCBI, showed that 18 councils from around the country handed out zero dog fouling fines […]

73% of secondary school students in Munster polled for new BT Ireland research want to learn more about pursuing a career in STEM in Ireland

51% of secondary school students in Munster come up with their best ideas after talking to friends, 37% do so in bed, and 24% in the shower 61% of parents of secondary school students in Munster say their children have been nervous / hesitant to share their ideas with their classmates / friends 39% of […]

Planning a trip to the coast? Submit your best shots of the Irish coast for a chance to win from a prize fund of €6,000

This Saturday, 19th August, we celebrate World Photography Day. To mark the day, enter Clean Coasts’ 14th edition of the annual Love Your Coast photography competition. Photographers are invited to capture and celebrate the breathtaking uniqueness of our coastal landscapes, heritage, wildlife and communities. Ireland has some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world and […]

Registrations are open for the Big Beach Clean

150 groups and individuals already registered to join the World biggest clean-up with Irish environmental programme Clean Coasts and to be part of a citizen science project  Clean Coasts, supported by Cully and Sully, is thrilled to announce the return of the Big Beach Clean initiative. The programme is asking participants to sign up to […]

Bord na Móna announces confirmed fledging of a Common Crane chick on rewetted peatlands for the second consecutive year following 300-year breeding hiatus

Increased breeding success and sightings of the Common Crane are a positive sign for further species growth in Ireland. Species sightings connected to habitat restoration through peatland rehabilitation in Ireland.   Bord na Móna has today announced that a pair of Common Cranes have returned from their wintering grounds from abroad to one of Bord […]

Tipperary Town welcomes brand-new NCBI store with open arms

NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest retail store in Tipperary Town which boasts a new, modernised look and feel. To celebrate our newest store, which is the perfect place for locals to grab their pre-loved gems, Billy Shanahan, who runs the annual Trip To Tipp […]

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